Housing without harming the countryside

While we need to provide homes for the next generation, it’s vital that new houses go in the right place with the infrastructure to support them.

This mean protecting green spaces that matter to people, and building homes that meet the needs of modern life with good broadband and high energy efficiency.

I will always stand up for people in Faversham and Mid Kent - both locally and in Parliament - to make sure we get development that is right for our community.

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Stop Lenham Heath Development

I'm shocked at the scale of the Lenham Heath 'garden village' being proposed by Maidstone Borough Council and concerned about how close it is to villages nearby.

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We need to take water capacity seriously

One of the concerns I hear most from people about new housing is the impact on local infrastructure – from roads to drainage.

I know from the emails and letters I receive just how much local residents want to see water quality improved and an end to localised flooding.

Local residents must have their say on Lenham Heath development

New homes can change the look and feel of a place, so it’s vital we get decisions about development right.

This is particularly true at Lenham Heath where there are plans to build thousands of new homes as part of a Garden Village development.

We need a rethink on Lidsing Garden Village

I know local residents are hugely concerned about plans for 2,000 new homes around Lidsing.

People are worried about traffic getting worse on local roads, pressure on services, and the loss of a much-loved open space & "green lung" for the local community. 

My response to Maidstone Local Plan

I’m bitterly disappointed that Maidstone Borough Council has decided to go ahead with the Heathlands and Lidsing Garden Villages.

We need answers on new Local Plan process

Swale Borough Council has announced major changes to how their new Local Plan will be developed.

The Council published a draft Local Plan earlier this year, which included proposals to build 4,000 new houses in Faversham and the surrounding villages.